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The Hearts of Men

(2017)
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"[A] tender, insightful book... Perfectly paced and leavened with humor, it's a wonderful read." -- People

An epic novel of intertwining friendships and families set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at a beloved Boy Scout summer camp - from the bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs

Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan.

Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes Scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father's business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as Scoutmaster and Jonathan's teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths - and the limits - of Nelson's selflessness and bravery.

The Hearts of Men is a sweeping, panoramic novel about the slippery definitions of good and evil, family and fidelity, the challenges and rewards of lifelong friendships, the bounds of morality - and redemption.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

"The Hearts of Men is full of pain, joy, longing, redemption, disappointment, and beauty -- in short, all the qualities that distinguish the very best novels on our shelves." - David Abrams

"The Hearts of Men is a winning second novel, by turns wistful and wise, sad and funny, eminently readable, and always atmospheric. Without a doubt, Nickolas Butler is a young writer to watch." - Jonathan Evison

"A wry, tender-hearted novel about men: their families and friendships, their vulnerabilities and foibles, their secrets and lies. Part coming-of-age narrative, part meditation on masculinity, part war story, this novel had me spellbound all the way to its riveting conclusion." - Christina Baker Kline

"Like a great campfire story, The Hearts of Men is epic and hushed in the right places, simultaneously local and universal, and brilliantly, beautifully unspooled." - J Ryan Stradal


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July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hearts of Men
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ISBN: 1-5098-2789-7 / 978-1-5098-2789-3 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Hearts of Men
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ISBN: 1-68324-361-7 / 978-1-68324-361-8 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hearts of Men: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-246968-1 / 978-0-06-246968-7 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hearts of Men
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ISBN: 1-5098-2790-0 / 978-1-5098-2790-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hearts of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Nickolas Butler
ISBN: 0-06-246969-X / 978-0-06-246969-4 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hearts of Men
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ISBN: 1-5098-2791-9 / 978-1-5098-2791-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hearts of Men
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hearts of Men
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ISBN: 1-4708-5504-6 / 978-1-4708-5504-8 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hearts of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Nickolas Butler
ISBN: 1-4708-5503-8 / 978-1-4708-5503-1 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hearts of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Nickolas Butler
ISBN: 1-4708-5505-4 / 978-1-4708-5505-5 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hearts of Men: A Novel
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Author(s): Nickolas Butler
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July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hearts of Men
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